New Year new beginnings… get ready to embrace it to the fullest and start your list of New Year’s resolutions for more stylish 2017. Since you are ready to leave our old habits behind, why hot spend some time deciding how to brighten up your closets. Right before you start creating your wish list, you need to know what are the hottest trends coming of the Spring/Summer 2017 runways. So, here is a list of 5 most popular fashion trends that are going to be huge this year:
1. STRIPES: Stripes seem to be a timeless trend. They seem to reappear every spring/summer season, and we never get bored with them. “Stripes are the equivalent to what a white t-shirt used to be back in the day,” says Roopal Patel, fashion director of Saks Fifth Avenue. “They have nine lives. We’ve seen the trend now for two to three seasons and it will continue to carry forward.” The good old striped tee was a popular fashion item among the classic style icons such Jean Seberg, James Dean, Edie Sedgwick and it’s still a key piece for a super stylish look.
2. SNEAKERS :
“Sneakers will continue to be extremely popular in the upcoming year,” is what Gennie Yi, Intermix’s buyer of designer and ready-to-wear advises this year”. There is already a huge sneakers shopping trend, and we see more and more IT girls wearing them. Because of the popularity, the designers came with different colors and style solutions, so you can choose either from the classic Stan Smiths to Rihanna’s creepers for Puma. The possibilities are endless.
3. SPORTY CHIC AND EASY ELEGANCE: Just like the previous-the sneaker trend, this one is also all about being comfy and chic at the same time. The modern way of life we are all used to, requires feeling comfortable, but it does not mean that we need to sacrifice our style. “There is a new attitude shift toward ‘easy elegance’ going into spring 2017,” says Brooke Jaffe, Bloomingdale’s OVP and fashion director of ready-to-wear. ”Athletic inspired pieces were came huge these last years, and for sure, they are here to stay.
4. ARTISTICALLY INSPIRED FASHION ITEMS: “There was an artistically inspired theme across the runways,” says Kate Foley, contributing fashion director of Vestiaire Collective. ”Art was obviously the inspiration for many popular brands, starting from Céline to J.W.Anderson, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Valentino, and many others. The runways were flooded with artsy prints and patterns, and they certainly seem cool, colorful and fun.
5. MIX & MATCH: If art inspired pieces are not eccentric enough for you, then you should certainly try mix and matching. Designers such as Gucci, Miu Miu, Dolce and Gabbana and Chanel have tried this eclectic concept of mix and match, and the results are amazing. Even if the words eccentric and eclectic seem scary, and possibly out of your comfort zone, don’t be afraid, and just let loose. If you have no idea how to approach it, keep a strict color palette, and just accessorize to the max….and ENJOY it!